Liberty Insurance in Ireland will be led by Patrick O’Brien. Mr. O’Brien is an Irish citizen and long-time executive with Liberty Mutual in Dublin and London. The Board of Liberty in Ireland will be chaired by Mr.
Edmund F. Kelly, Chairman of Liberty Mutual Group, and will include Mr. David H. Long, Liberty Mutual Group President and Chief Executive Officer, among other Liberty Mutual Boston executives and four independent, non-executive directors.
“We are pleased with this acquisition as it enables us to enter the Irish market as the economy begins to recover,” said David H. Long, Liberty Mutual Group President and Chief Executive Officer. “We are also delighted to welcome our newest employees to the Liberty Mutual family and we look forward to their contributions to our success in Ireland and the United Kingdom.”
Liberty plans to build on QIL’s position in the Irish market and provide enhanced services to appeal to a broader spectrum of Irish consumers, families and businesses. Building on a strong base in car insurance the new company will expand its offering of insurance products for all household and business assets and risks. Liberty Mutual has experience in Ireland through its existing Liberty International Underwriters operation in Dublin, which is dedicated to commercial and complex insurance risks.
Current QIL Irish insurance customers have been notified that all contact details remain the same, and that they do not need to take any action as a result of this change of ownership. Their policies have been transferred to Liberty Insurance and their existing premium and level of insurance, or any quote for new insurance, will be unaffected.
About Liberty Mutual Group
“Helping people live safer, more secure lives” since 1912, Boston-based Liberty Mutual Group is a diversified global insurer and the third largest property and casualty insurer in the U.S. based on A.M. Best Company’s report of 2010 net written premium. The Group also ranks 82nd on the Fortune 100 list of largest corporations in the U.S. based on 2010 revenue. As of December 31, 2010, Liberty Mutual Group had $112.4 billion in consolidated assets, $95.4 billion in consolidated liabilities, and
$33.2 billion in annual consolidated revenue.
Liberty Mutual Group offers a wide range of insurance products and services, including personal car insurance Ireland, homeowners, workers compensation, property, commercial automobile, general liability, global specialty, group disability, reinsurance and surety. Liberty Mutual Group (